Thirty IU Greek houses in quarantine; activities suspended for all

August 21, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: The outside of the Theta Chi Fraternity is seen from N. Jordan after Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton ordered that private gatherings of no more than 15 people take place within city limits. The fraternity has since been listed as one of 30 that are under quarantine for the Coronavirus during the first week of classes at Indiana University. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

By Mary Claire Molloy – Special to The Bloomingtonian

Updated September 2, 2020 to reflect the latest number.

Indiana University suspended in-person activities at all Greek houses until Sept. 14 due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases within sororities and fraternities.

According to a public safety advisory sent to students, thirty Greek houses will be required to quarantine and will receive notices from the Monroe County Health Department. The following is a list of houses required to quarantine. 

  1. Acacia
  2. Alpha Chi Omega
  3. Alpha Delta Pi
  4. Alpha Epsilon Phi
  5. Alpha Epsilon Pi
  6. Alpha Gamma Delta
  7. Alpha Omicron Pi
  8. Alpha Phi
  9. Alpha Sigma Phi
  10. Alpha Xi Delta
  11. Beta Sigma Psi
  12. Beta Theta Pi
  13. Chi Omega
  14. Delta Gamma
  15. Delta Zeta
  16. Gamma Phi Beta
  17. Kappa Alpha Theta
  18. Kappa Delta
  19. Kappa Kappa Gamma
  20. Phi Delta Theta
  21. Phi Gamma Delta
  22. Phi Kappa Psi
  23. Pi Beta Phi
  24. Pi Kappa Phi
  25. Phi Sigma Kappa
  26. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  27. Sigma Chi
  28. Sigma Phi Epsilon
  29. Theta Chi
  30. Zeta Tau Alpha

The Bloomingtonian was made aware that the Alpha Delta Pi sorority chapter at IU was placed under quarantine Tuesday, August 26, 2020 due to the coronavirus through a text message from a member. While The Bloomingtonian was waiting for comment from Indiana University and the Alpha Delta Pi chapter, an email was sent confirming the house’s quarantine, along with a list of seven other houses directed to quarantine. 

A spokesperson from Alpha Delta Pi’s national office sent The Bloomingtonian the following statement:

“Alpha Delta Pi remains committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our members. We have provided best practices and proper sanitation guidelines from the CDC to all of our facilities and have consistently communicated that all members must abide by campus, local, state, and federal mandates with regard to prevention and mitigation. All chapters will follow the direction of government health and campus authorities when asked to do so.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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